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Collisions involving trucks tend to be particularly catastrophic accidents because of the severe damage that a large truck can cause to a much smaller vehicle. These types of accidents can lead to severe and permanent injuries for victims and, in the worst cases, even death. Recent statistics demonstrate that roughly 1 out of nine traffic fatalities involve a large truck.
Vehicles may cross the center line for a number of different reasons. Drivers who are impaired by drugs and alcohol have a difficult time maintaining their lanes, for example. Also, distracted driving, especially when caused by cellphone use, is another significant problem and is now considered even more dangerous than impaired driving. A serious concern, especially with truck drivers working long shifts, is driver fatigue. Fatigued drivers behave similarly to drunk drivers and often have difficulty keeping their full attention on the road.
People who have been injured by a negligent driver should contact an accident attorney in Charleston today. Although no amount of financial compensation can undo the harm caused by an accident, an experienced truck accident attorney can help victims understand what legal options may be available to either pursue compensation or hold a negligent driver accountable. To speak with the personal injury lawyers at Manchin Injury Law Group, call us or contact us online today.